High Rise Report: Brooklyn

New York’s Largest Borough Continues its Re-Invention

Truman Capote summed up the timeless appeal of the borough when he said, “I live in Brooklyn. By choice. Those ignorant of its allures are entitled to wonder why.” We are inclined to agree.

As the new millennium dawned, Brooklyn experienced a full-blown renaissance like no other. It became a hipster destination along with the resulting gentrification, higher real estate values, and slew of high rises. This borough has evolved into a thriving hub of entrepreneurship and high tech start-ups as well as a vibrant center of postmodern art and design.

Among today’s residential offerings is Brooklyn’s highest tower–The Hub– a new skyscraper enhanced an enormous amenity space. 160 Imlay is an adaptive re-use project of the historic New York Dock Building in Red Hook overlooking iconic views of the New York Harbor.

The Hub

When The Hub calls itself “The tallest building in Brooklyn for a short while,” their claim reflects the borough’s rapid-fire growth. Rising 610 feet above the street, this luxury skyscraper is located in the heart of Brooklyn where Boerum Hill, Fort Greene, Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope and DUMBO intersect.

On-site amenities in the 55-story tower are contained within the enormous 40,000 square foot Club 333. Club 333 offers a 75-foot-long pool enclosed in a glass pavilion, gym, and landscaped outdoor deck. You can also find a dog park, indoor and outdoor movie screens, yoga studio, grilling cabanas and a children’s playroom. A Sky Lounge with outdoor terrace located on the 53rd floor features breathtaking panoramas of Brooklyn and beyond. There’s also a penthouse collection of select upper floor units.

Current residential programming includes movie and game nights, breakfast socials, a book club, fitness training, swim classes, a doggie costume parade, seasonal get-togethers and kid-friendly activities, all designed to encourage a sense of community.

The Hub
333 Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

160 Imlay: The New York Dock Building

The New York Dock building was built in 1910 as one of the first cast-in-place concrete structures. By retaining the aesthetic of the existing board-formed concrete columns, the original details of this structure will be exposed in key locations of the 70 luxury condominiums and throughout the building. Living spaces maximize the open loft feeling; they are designed to be a contemporary addition to an existing industrial shell.

Atop the iconic New York Dock Company building will be an extraordinary super-penthouse triplex. The fabulous open layout includes 4,124 square feet of interior space, 1,270 square feet of outdoor space, and 16-foot ceilings. The super-penthouse has four bedrooms, four-and-one–half baths, exposed concrete beamed ceilings in the living room, and 360-pamoramic view of the New York City Harbor, Governor’s Island, Lower Manhattan, The Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn.

Neighbors get to know each other in the fitness center, a beautifully landscaped roof deck and the hotel-caliber doorman lobby featuring designer furnishings like the bespoke sofa made of a light blue sheepskin-clad seat cantilevered from a blackened steel assembly.

The New York Dock Building
160 Imlay Street
Red Hook, New York 11231

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